Springsteen and Rahman Grab Musical Golden Globes

January 12, 2009

Last evening, Bruce Springsteen won a Golden Globe for best song for the title track from The Wrestler, while A.R. Rahman won best original score for Slumdog Millionaire.

This is Springsteen's second Golden Globe; he won one for "Streets of Philadelphia" from the film Philadelphia back in 1994. That year, the same song also won the best song Oscar. The Wrestler was released as a digital single last month and will appear as a bonus track on Springsteen's new album, Working on a Dream, due Jan. 27 from Columbia. The craziest part about this was the fact that the Boss gave Mickey and Darren Aronofsky the track for free.

This was A.R. Rahman's first Golden Globe nomination and win. As one of the masters of Bollywood music, he has won nine Filmfare Awards and four Silver Lotus Awards, India's two most prestigious film ceremonies. Western audiences may be most familiar with his work in 2007's Elizabeth: The Golden Age and 2001's Lagaan: Once Upon a Time In India.